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RSV in Baby

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Post Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:10 am

Posts: 200
Location: Rexburg, Idaho
A new mother just reached out to me and asked what to do to help her baby boy with RSV. The doctor sent her home and said to come back in two days. If it's not looking any better they will give him medication. She is worried. Does anyone know if there is an herb that works well for mother to ingest and that will help baby through breast milk? This baby is only breastfed. I'm hoping to get a fast reply:)

Post Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:25 am

Posts: 231
I don't know about administering herbs through breastmilk, but you could try making a tea bag of mints and Horehound (also a mint) and some eucalyptus, if you've got it, and stand in the shower with the baby, while the teabag hangs under the faucet. That would help ease his breathing. How old is this baby? I'm surprised he isn't in the hospital --RSV in infants is kind of serious.

You can also put some essential oils in the medicine chamber of a humidifier.

If you've bundled some mullein and/or sage into smudge sticks, you can burn that in the room the baby is in.

Post Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:12 am

Posts: 200
Location: Rexburg, Idaho
Thanks! The baby is 2-3 months old.


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